While most of us tune into the Winter Olympics to cheer on the athletes that have been chosen to represent our country, it’s important to remember that while these people may doing what they love, the dangers involved in many of the outdoor events are quite real.
Whether you’re watching freestyle skiing, bobsled races, or even the luge, every sport comes with its own set of safety tips and precautions. The latter of those three sports can prove to be the most dangerous one of all.
With speeds averaging more than 80 miles per hour, the luge is an extended, icy slide that competitors race down with only a helmet and knee pads to protect them. As the competitor’s adrenaline continues to rise, it’s important that they try to maintain control of their luge as to avoid a total wipeout. But unfortunately for those competing in PyeongChang, this particular course has been giving Olympians from all around the world quite a bit of trouble, with the culmination of the course’s nasty track record falling on one American competitor during her final run of the course.